Can someone tell me what a Gybe-EZE is? I was reading a blog on Sailblogs and a guy said that after ten years he finally installed a Gybe-EZE.
Mike,If you have lifting tackle on the boat for a life sling, you have a boom brake.
Rig the tackle to the end of the boom and the other block to the toe rail equal with the shrouds. The bitter end is brought back to a stern cleat.
And if the tackle is needed to lift a person out of the water it is already pre rigged.
Yes I do Tim, I know to ease it around the cleat may take more time in an emergency, how much time would it take you to rig the tackle in a emergency ( think dark and lumpy seas)? Every Man is his Captain, It is just the way I do it.Mike,
I do rig a preventer like you describe, but I thought these "brakes" provided a bit more versatility. I will simply continue to rig a preventer, but they have some downsides, like if you have to jibe in an emergency. As you know you have to release the preventer before you can flip her over, I think its a little less complicated with a brake.
I've thought the same thing, the Gybe-eze just gives multiple friction settings were a figure 8 only gives one option.Has anyone tried making their own gybe - eze. They work on the same principle that a figure eight for rapelling uses. I have thought about trying a figure eight on mine but haven't gotten around to it yet.